Title: President Emeritus
Company: Northwestern University
Location: Northbrook, Illinois, United States
Arnold R. Weber, President Emeritus of Northwestern University, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in labor economics, human resource management and education.
Dr. Weber was inspired to go into his field due to watching his father succeed in construction and as an electrician in a trade union. Since 1960, Dr. Weber has consulted for various union, management and government agencies. His career in academia preceded this consulting role by a few years, where he joined the faculty of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology as an instructor, and later the faculty of the University of Chicago. Prior to joining Northwestern University as President and Chancellor in 1985 and 1995, respectively, Dr. Weber was a provost and professor of labor, economics, and public policy at Carnegie Mellon University. His expertise was called upon with his selection to be a special assistant to President Richard Nixon in 1981 and served as an assistant secretary for manpower with the US Department of Labor from 1969 to 1970.
Following his early interest in labor economics and management, Dr. Weber enrolled in the University of Illinois, first earning a Bachelor of Arts in 1951. Prior to continuing his education, he served as a Lieutenant with the US Coast Guard from 1952 to 1954. He then proceeded at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, received a Master of Arts in 1958 and a PhD in 1958. He has subsequently received several honorary degrees from the University of Notre Dame, the University of Illinois, Northwestern University, Loyola University, Ripon College and the University of Colorado. Dr. Weber is also a Laureate of the Lincoln Academy of Illinois. In his career, he has been active with Phi Beta Kappa, the Commercial Club of Chicago, the Economic Club of Chicago, the National Academy of Public Administration, the Industrial Relations Research Association and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
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